Alternate Ending, With Zombies
|Title:||Alternate Ending, With Zombies|
|Date(s):||3 May 2014|
|External Links:||in AO3|
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"Alternate Ending, With Zombies" is a short story by dirtybinary based on Mary Renault's 1953 novel The Charioteer. It is a crackfic zombie apocalypse tale in which the Nazis have turned to biological warfare.
Laurie Odell is rescued from Bridstow Hospital by Andrew Raynes, whose pacifism does not extend to zombies; and the pair of them are then flown to (relative) safety by Bim Taylor, returned from the dead and flying a helicopter.
Comments on the story include the following:
- " I laughed all the way through this, just brilliant (and yet in character)."—comment by Nineveh_uk
- "Oh, dear, this has started me compiling mental lists of Mary Renault Characters Who Ought To Be Eaten By Zombies."—comment by AJHall
- "This is legitimately amazing. There's something about The Charioteer that's oddly suited to the non-cracky crack AU and you've pulled this off to perfection. The tone somehow manages to be satisfyingly Renaultian and suitable for quick-moving zombie action - it must be the black humour that's the common thread there."—comment by Naraht